Guest Post: Micah Levey

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Tell us about yourself!
I’m Micah and for the past two years, I was a bunk counselor and specialized in Frisbee and basketball. I was a camper for 7 years, a counselor for 2, and 2016 will be my 10th summer and I will be the Junior Unit Leader.

What did you get out of your role as a counselor?
As a counselor, I learned good life skills like patience and cooperation. In addition to that, I had the two greatest summers of my life.

What makes a good counselor?
A good counselor is someone who is always fun to be around. They don’t need to be the best athlete, the best artist, or the smartest person, they just need to have a positive outlook on life and love their job.

What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in your role?
One of the biggest challenges I’ve ever faced as a counselor was helping a homesick camper. At the end of the day, everyone at camp is a little bit homesick and once you convey that to your camper, things start to become easier for everyone.

What was your favorite thing about being a counselor?
I was able to facilitate everlasting friendships for these kids, just like my counselors did for me when I was that age.

Any advice for new counselors?
Enjoy it. The only reason those kids are there is to have fun and the easiest way for them to have fun is if they see you having fun.

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